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Successful people read A LOT! That is how they gain knowledge and ideas for their successful ventures.
In this article, I am going to share with you all the books YOU MUST READ to help you get better at managing your business and money! These books are the secret to your success so don’t forget to add these books to your reading list!
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Here are the top books I loved reading related to personal development and personal finance!
1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This is a 2006 best-selling book which is all about the law of attraction. If you don’t know what the law of attraction is, then you are missing out. The idea is that if you send out positive thoughts, the universe will reward you with positive outcomes.
Basically, if you think good things will happen to you, then they will. And ditto for bad things.
The book teaches you how to change your mindset and behavior to attract happiness, wealth, and better relationships into your life.
This is not voodoo magic people! I’ve tried this method for myself and it really works! There’s a reason why this book has sold millions of copies worldwide!
2. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
This book also talks about the law of attraction and how changing your mindset has a powerful impact on your life. I love this book because it expands on the idea established by The Secret (above), but this book actually gives you useful exercises to do at the end of every chapter.
Through this book, you truly learn how to transform the way you think about money and learn how to use affirmations, manifestos, and more to attract the kind of money you want in your life!
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
This book builds on the popular minimalist movement – the idea that you will be happier living with less. This is a principle that I follow in my life and I am constantly thinking of new ways to declutter and get rid of my personal belongings.
Marie Kondo was a Japanese cleaning consultant (can you believe this is a job?) and in this book, she gives a step-by-step explanation on how to declutter your living space FOR GOOD. I love these tips and I still refer back to this book from time to time (especially when I move to a new apartment).
I seriously did not believe in the theraputical power of cleaning and decluttering until I read this book and got rid of more than half of my stuff! This is a must read for anyone who aspires to live a better, more minimalistic lifestyle.
4. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
This is probably, hands down, my favourite personal development book of all time. One day, the author decided that she was happy, but she could be happier. Isn’t that true for all of us? Even if we are enjoying our lives, there are probably one or two aspects that can be improved.
That’s why this book is so powerful.
The author recognizes that she is not unhappy, but she wants to bring more happiness into her life.
She then sets out on a year-long happiness project, where each month is focused on improving one aspect of her life. This book was life-changing for me and was what led me to the pursuit of greater happiness (such as quitting my job and moving abroad!)
5. The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner
Harriet Lerner is a psychologist who works with angry women for a living. In this book, she attempts to help us get rid of this anger by explaining why we feel anger in the first place.
I’m sure that we have all taken our anger out on a close family member or friend after having a crappy day at work or school without even realising it. I am definitely guilty of this!
In this book, Lerner explains how to identify the true sources of anger to help improve your relationships. It was thanks to this book that I learned how to truly assert myself and stop worrying about pleasing other people all the time.
This is a MUST READ for anyone who is looking to improve their relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, colleagues, and more.
6. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and she’s done remarkable things in her life. In 2017, she was voted as the #4 most powerful woman in the world!
In her book, Sheryl talks about everything related to women in the workplace. She talks about WHY it’s so hard for women to become leaders and she shares her own experiences from her career. I love this book because Sheryl challenges us as women to not accept the status quo and to demand greater equality.
Lean In is an inspirational masterpiece which encourages all women to stop holding themselves back and to go out and take risks in order to build a satisfying career and life.
My favourite line is that we must pursue our goals “with gusto.”
Don’t half ass anything, do it with all your might!
In this article, I shared my top 6 favourite books of all time. They’re all personal development/personal finance related in some way because I live and breathe this stuff!
What’s a good book you read lately? Share it in the comments!
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